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  Carbs Cause Cancer? 

April 29, 2012
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
US Wellness Cattle
Another month has flown by here at US Wellness.  We have been busy restocking many of our most popular products this month so if you have been waiting on Beef Tallow, Pemmican Bars and Pails or Snack Sticks now is a great time to stock up!  We also added a new product recently that we are very excited about: 100% Kona Coffee.  Sourced directly from the Big Island of Hawaii, these beans are grown on heritage trees planted back in the 1800's, are hand picked, organically grown and have a warm, rich flavor. 

Carbs Cause Cancer?  How's that for an eye-catching headline?  Dr. Al Sears tackles this controversial subject below, so be sure to read his article this week for more details - as well as a 15% discount code! 

Do happy people have healthier hearts?  An interesting question, but it has some truth to it.  A recent review from the Harvard School of Public Heath reports that certain mood characteristics may be linked to better heart health.  Granted there are many factors that can lead to better mood and a stronger heart - diet, exercise, sleep, etc. - but could those lifestyle habits have just as strong an affect on your heart as they do your mood?  Interesting research is being done in this area and we are eager to hear more.   

Our next Fresh Chilled Beef deadline is coming up!  Please have all fresh orders in by this Friday, May 4 to ensure shipment next week.  Now is a great time of year to try some of the fresh product, as it tastes amazing on the grill!  We have several different selections of fresh (never frozen!) beef available now.  If you want some new barbecue ideas to impress your summer guests, be sure to pick up a copy of Tender Grassfed Barbecue - the must-have cookbook for any grilling enthusiast. 

Tired of having the same thing for dinner every week?  Looking for some unique new recipes?  For the latest recipe ideas for our grass-fed products visit us on Pinterest.  We are always posting new recipes from our favorite chefs and celebrity bloggers! 

For more recipe ideas, Nom Nom Paleo just launched their iPad app last week.  In their own words, "this is a cookbook on steroids" - featuring over 110 recipes and 1,500+ photos it is a haven for paleo food junkies!

Stay tuned - we're getting ready to launch a BIG giveaway May 1.  If you aren't following us on Facebook or Twitter yet, now would be a good time to get signed up! 

Warm Regards,

John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Jennifer, Amanda and Laura on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.

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Weston A. Price Foundation Update

We are excited to announce that the First Regional Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation will be held in nearby St. Louis, MO.  If you have never experienced a Weston A. Price event you have been missing out.  They bring out the experts on nutrient-dense, traditional foods along with leaders in the holistic food movement to host an excellent opportunity for education.  These conferences are attended by consumers young and old, college students, parents, teachers, and industry leaders.  Don't forget about the food!  Their menus are planned months in advance and feature some of the highest quality, locally grown foods around. 

US Wellness is proud to once again be a part of a Weston A. Price event, and John Wood, one of our founding members, is on the speaker list this year.  He is excited to share the history of US Wellness with more members of this community.  We are proud to have our grass-fed ground beef on the Southern comfort food menu at the Fundraiser Dinner Thursday night - you won't want to miss it!

If you will be in the St.Louis area May 19-20, it will be worth your while to stop by.  For more information visit the Weston A. Price website, but don't wait much longer - if you register by April 30, 2012 you can save $50 in registration fees! 
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Carbs Can Cause Cancer   


By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

The other night, my son Dylan and I were in line at the grocery checkout, and I couldn't help but notice the woman in front of me.

As she unloaded potato chips, pastries, waffles, and pasta onto the conveyor belt, I wondered if she understood the risks she was taking. If she knew empty carbs were linked to breast cancer would she still buy them?

Sugar feeds cancer cells...and makes them grow like wildfire. Cancer loves sugar.

And carbs turn into sugar in your body.

A 2004 study in Cancer Epidemiology followed the eating habits of a large group of women in Mexico. The risk of breast cancer was found to be 220% higher in the women who ate the largest amounts of carbohydrates compared to the women who ate the least carbs.(1)

And just a few weeks ago, a new study confirmed it.

Researchers in Stockholm analyzed data from women who completed "food frequency" questionnaires in the late 1980s. They discovered that women who ate high glycemic load foods were more likely to develop breast cancer.

They also found that carbohydrate intake, glycemic index and glycemic load were all associated with a specific estrogen receptor type of tumor.(2)

And it's not just women who need to be concerned. There have also been links to carbohydrate consumption, especially high glycemic load foods, and colorectal cancer among men.(3)

The evidence that refined, processed, high glycemic foods are bad for you is overwhelming. And when it comes to cancer, sugar is the worst...


Editors Note:  Dr. Al Sears, M.D. is a board-certified clinical nutrition specialist. His practice, Dr. Sears' Health & Wellness Center in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., specializes in alternative medicine. He is the author of seven books in the fields of alternative medicine, anti-aging, and nutritional supplementation, including The Doctor's Heart Cure. To get his free special report on the proven anti-aging strategies for building a vibrant, disease-free life, go here now. You'll learn how to stop Father Time without giving up the foods you love.



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 Foods That Fight Inflammation


By: Kelley Herring



When you think of inflammation you might imagine the redness and swelling that happens when your skin is cut or scraped. Or you might think of the discomfort associated with stiff, sore joints... or aching muscles after a workout. 


All of these are examples of inflammatory processes in the body. They are perfectly natural. In fact, inflammation can be an important part of the healing and recovery process. 


However, while these signs of "acute" inflammation are easy to spot, there is another kind of inflammation that is much stealthier and often slips under the radar. 


I'm talking about "chronic" internal inflammation. And it can lead to serious health complications, including heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease, among others.. 


So what causes chronic inflammation? 


Inflammation is caused by a number of lifestyle factors, including your activity level, the amount of sleep you get, the level of stress in your life, and most importantly, the foods you eat (or those you don't). 


When one or more of these lifestyle factors gets out of whack, inflammation - and therefore the risk factors for disease - goes up. 


So how can you protect yourself from the "silent killer"?  


First, it is a good idea to find out the current level of chronic inflammation in your body.  You can easily do this by getting your C-reactive protein (CRP) levels checked.  CRP is produced by the liver and increases in response to inflammation in the body. I encourage you to discuss this simple and inexpensive test with your doctor or simply visit a testing center to have your blood drawn and tested.  


Next, you should take a critical look at your diet, because the foods you eat can either trigger inflammation or quell it... 


Continue Reading... 




Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is the Founder and Editor of Healing Gourmet  - the leading provider of organic, sustainable recipes and meal plans for health and weight loss. Be sure to grab Healing Gourmet's free books - Eating Clean & Saving Green: Your Guide to Organic Foods on a Budget (includes 100+ foods at the best prices) and Eat Your Way Into Shape: Flip Your Body's Fat Blasting Switch and Melt 12 Pounds in 2 Weeks (includes a delicious 7 day meal plan!). Claim your free copies here...  


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Question and Answer Column


Hello Dr. Kim,   


I've heard that a high protein/red meat diet can be bad for the heart?  Is this true?  I'm slowly converting to a more paleo diet and don't want to overdo it if I'm putting my heart at risk?  I'm not currently on any heart medications and would like to stay that way!

Thank you in advance,



Dear Bill,


Let me answer your first question. You are lumping protein and red meat into one category. You are half correct. Red meat is a source of protein. To say protein is bad for your heart is a misnomer. When people did the recent studies on red meat consumption and heart disease it really laid it thick with the lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle, cigarettes, etc. 


When you are converting over to a more paleo diet, it instills a certain lifestyle that is incorporated with paleo diet. You would need to exercise in accordance with your paleo diet. Without the exercise, the paleo diet is null in my opinion. When you do paleo, red meat is not the only source of protein you are allowed to consume. There is fish, pork, chicken, etc. - all of which you can find at US Wellness Meats.


I think that one thing people have not only forgotten but are not aware of is the processing and the way red meat is now currently raised. They are raised highly on corn and have many antibiotics pushed through them. The advantage of using US Wellness Meats is the whole organic process of raising animals. The meat is leaner, the fat healthier, and the process is cleaner. This process in synergy with your diet and exercise will keep you healthier.  


Good Luck,

-- Michael Kim, D.O.



This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions on any topic to for the question and answer series. Our question and answer series now also features Dr. Serrano's business partner, Dr. Mike Kim, MD.   Dr. Kim is currently finishing his training in Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Nutrition at the University of Colorado, Denver.  He is consistently eats and lives a healthy lifestyle because of his family connection with DM2, HTN, Hyperlipidemia. He has served on many missions trips to foreign countries such as Tanzania, Cambodia, Brazil, etc.

He currently has been studying under the tutelage of Dr. Serrano, a world renowned nutrition specialist.  Dr. Kim is always seeking the latest and newest ways to help people with weight loss, athletic performance and healthy eating. He has a deep connection with MMA fighters, NFL athletes, and other professional athletes. He is at the forefront of breaking science with Muscle Pharm Sports Science and Research Center. His goal is to make living healthier for everyone, one meal at a time.

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Turn Your Beer Belly into a Six Pack with Correct Core Training and the Extreme Crash Diet!


By: Scott Mendelson




Summer is around the corner and I am highly motivated to show off a six pack instead of a belly this year.  If doing a lot of ab workouts worked, I would have reached my goal by now as I have done more than my fair share of core exercises.  There is a layer of fat over mid section that I just cannot seem to get rid of even though the rest of body is pretty lean.    








With about six weeks until pools open we had better get started!   Earning a great six pack requires a combination of a low body fat level with proper training to develop the core musculature.  You will need to make strategic changes to your nutrition and training routine to force the body into using more stored fat as fuel while shutting off the fat storing mechanisms that cause mid section body fat accumulation.    My clients will show off a great six pack at anywhere from 10-14% body fat while average Joe using the daily sit up scheme will need to get down to 8% or less for the abs to show well.  A well designed routine will help drastically improve function as well as core muscle definition. The typical approach of daily sit ups, crunches etc does not work as this only stimulates a small cross section of the musculature while not allowing enough recovery time for the muscles to improve.  Furthermore those who only do abdominal flexion exercises will develop back pain due an imbalance created by their own mistakes.   


Primary and Secondary Core Muscle Training  


The core must be trained with a smart approach just like any other muscle group.  There needs to be adequate recovery time between training sessions in order for development to improve.  Primary stimulation is what most people would consider a core workout and this should be done one time per week in a majority of cases.  Additional core work can be done during other weight training sessions by choosing the correct exercises for secondary stimulation.  For example, while training the chest doing a unilateral (one arm at a time) incline press it will force the core muscles to stabilize the body throughout the entire movement, adding to the core work load.  Implementing unilateral training is one of the first steps I take with new clients who are in a hurry for a six pack!


There Is More to Core Training Than Sit Ups! 


The obliques are often ignored by most trainees and this is a big mistake.  Oblique muscles help with rotation movements and if under-developed will leave any trainee more susceptible to injury during even simple house hold chores.  Prioritizing oblique training is one of the fastest ways to improve core definition as they help the waist appear to be slimmer.  Another area of emphasis should be leg lowering movements which require coordination of abdominal and lower back muscles. A lack of flexibility or muscle imbalances can drive the pelvis forward for an undesirable pop belly look.   Corresponding improvements in posture from proper core training can also bring the body into better alignment giving the appearance of a flatter core.   Below is an intermediate to advanced core routine that would be appropriate for someone with adequate experience.  I am making the assumption of your weaknesses and focusing more attention on those areas...   


Continue Reading...   




Now that problems you are facing have been identified - Get solutions or do not expect to make progress.  Email or call me any time seven days a week to discuss your specific situation and goals.  Email for a free copy of the Extreme Crash Diet, Physique Breakfast of Champions, and Get Out of Man O Pause special reports and Strip Set Fat Burning Weight Training Routine.


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Dear US Wellness Meats,Steak Sandwich
I received my order a while back and I finally have some time to write back.  I wanted to let you know that the order was received in excellent condition and the products I ordered were still frozen.  I'm letting you know because I live in Fairbanks, Alaska.......anyways I was a little concerned about the condition of the food while I was ordering the items online just because of the long distance the food had to travel.  Well, based on this first order, I feel I can order with confidence, not worrying about the condition of the food in transit.
Thank you for having such a great product line and an awesome way of shipping extremely perishable items!!!!!
I was also delighted to see in my email inbox a coupon for my next order.  Wow.  Thanks!  I will probably order sometime next month when I have some freezer space to fill.  Spring is here and I can't just leave stuff outside to be frozen anymore.
Once again, Thank you!
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Ultimate Breakfast Sausage   


Breakfast Sausage    Ingredients:

  • 1 Lb Grass-fed Ground Beef 
  • 1 Lb Ground Pork 
  • 1 Lb Ground Bison 
  • 2 Tsp Fresh Thyme, chopped 
  • 2 Tsp Fresh Sage, chopped 
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Rosemary, chopped 
  • 2 Tsp Salt 
  • 1.5 Tsp Black Pepper 
  • 1 Tsp Fresh grated Nutmeg 
  • 1/2 Tsp Cayenne    


  1. You can make these with all your own fresh ground meat like I did.  I ground pork shoulder, top sirloin, and bison tenderloin 
  2. Combine all of your ingredients in a large mixing bowl 
  3. Form into 1-2 inch rounds 
  4.  You can refrigerate those rounds for up to 1 week to use and/or freeze for up to 3 months 
  5. For eating immediately, heat a skillet over medium-low heat 
  6. Saute until brown and cooked through, ~10-15 minutes 
  7. Serve with any other food you can imagine, breakfast, lunch or dinner like I did 
  8. Enjoy! 



Recipe and photo compliments of our friend George at Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations.  For more paleo friendly recipes be sure to visit his website!   If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email them to


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